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41 minutes ago, stewblack said:

I never kiss my bass if its actually on fire anyway. 

Depends how hot it is...

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25 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Clear/wood/unpainted finishes, call them what you want, I don't like them...but I have bought them, and currently one is a keeper. 

I shouldn't like this bass at all. I like painted finishes, rosewood fingerboards...but it is really nice to play. :D 

 

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Same here. Unfinished instruments as my wife calls them. used to have a telecaster with that transparent yellow stuff on it, she wouldn't allow that in the living room collection.

If you are not colouring it, it needs to have some pretty impressive wood.

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Carvin basses, 
I just find the horns and headstock really off putting , how to make a jazz bass ugly .

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Maple or other light coloured boards on a dark wood bass. No.

More than four strings. No.

Fan frets. No.

Lots of fancy wood. No.

More than 34” scale. No.

The Sire headstock. NO NO NO NO NO. Stop it now. WTF?

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2 hours ago, songofthewind said:

Maple or other light coloured boards on a dark wood bass. No.

More than four strings. No.

Fan frets. No.

Lots of fancy wood. No.

More than 34” scale. No.

The Sire headstock. NO NO NO NO NO. Stop it now. WTF?

5 out of 6 will do.

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I can't abide those horrid bits of wire that people stick on their fingerboards. Why not just learn to play the thing properly?

Think they're called 'frets'.

 

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20 minutes ago, Jean-Claude said:

I can't abide those horrid bits of wire that people stick on their fingerboards. Why not just learn to play the thing properly?

Think they're called 'frets'.

 

Nothing to fret about...

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1 hour ago, Jean-Claude said:

I can't abide those horrid bits of wire that people stick on their fingerboards. Why not just learn to play the thing properly?

Think they're called 'frets'.

 

The horrid bits bits of wire? Make a funny clanking noise and the instrument sounds better without them?

They're called strings.

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On 08/09/2020 at 10:04, Machines said:

5 out of 6 will do.

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Now for me, that is lovely. ❤️ 

 

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2 hours ago, barrycreed said:

Those sweatbands/wristband thingys that folk wrap around the nut of a guitar...

You beat me to it, like WHAT is that about?

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17 minutes ago, Quilly said:

You beat me to it, like WHAT is that about?

They haven't learned how to mute unplayed strings yet.

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19 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

They haven't learned how to mute unplayed strings yet.

I reckon it’s some people saw Victor Wooten or Pino do it once and figured “oh this is what you have to do to be taken seriously “

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37 minutes ago, Quilly said:

You beat me to it, like WHAT is that about?

Damping for when you are two handed tapping, when you can't mute the rest of the strings normally as both hands are busy doing something else.

Same reason a chapman stick has a full time mute

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There’s what looks to be a really nice Shuker at Bassdirect at the moment, no fret markers, deal breaker!

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3 hours ago, Oxnard Montalvo said:

I really, irrationally, dislike red basses, especially with white pickguards. I just...can't...even...

Even fiesta red ? Even the Pino P bass ?!?

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5 minutes ago, Quilly said:

Even fiesta red ? Even the Pino P bass ?!?

Yep, for real. The Pino bass looks like a red car that has been left out in the sun too long. I don't like red cars either, now I think about it. 🤷‍♂️

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I just thought of something else: logos on the body - I can (kind of) understand it on headless basses (still don't like it) but those 4 dots were the deciding factor that put me off a Sandberg. I was *this* close.

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I've owned a red bass with a white plate (Fender Jazz- Sunset Translucent over Ash with a W/B/W plate)

I also have a bass with a logo on the body.

Fortunately they weren't the same instrument. 

There's very little that'd put me off. Something poorly made, something that irreparably badly, plays badly or doesn't sound good (to my ears). Anything that's damaged (rather than used or relic'd) would be out, too.

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The scratchplates on the Fender Marcus Miller basses

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Somebody must have shares in plastic sheet and small screws.

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1 hour ago, TheGreek said:

The scratchplates on the Fender Marcus Miller basses

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Somebody must have shares in plastic sheet and small screws.

It is a bit of a monstrosity, isn't it.

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